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Official Wii Thread Part 5 - The Days of Swine and Roses

Old 11-10-06, 04:02 PM
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That'd be a great idea but would they be able to pass the DRM protection thingy over to your DS? Otherwise you could just buy a game and pass it on to several DSes. Hmm.. it's been confirmed they're supposed to being doing this for the PS1 download service between the PS3 and the PSP so I'm sure there's something going on there.
No reason the Wii couldn't d/l a VC game to the DS ala the retail download stations.

I'm still hoping for a DS firmware update to support WPA now that the Wii does. No good having that if the DS limits my security. That update could add some sort of way to tie a DS to a Wii for that sort of DRM security...
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Old 11-10-06, 04:06 PM
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I wonder if you can do multiplayer bowling with only one Wiimote. My daughter is really excited about bowling since Clubhouse Games. That reminds me, my wife & daughter were playing that the other night and after 5 frames the score was 44-1, daughter Wife started to get the hang of it about then. The Wii version should be leagues better than that and we'll probably only have 2 Wiimotes for a while, at most, but would like to have 3+ player games.
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Originally Posted by pinata242
No reason the Wii couldn't d/l a VC game to the DS ala the retail download stations.
No, no.. I know the Wii should be able to send stuff to the DS (and they've already said it would.. just not VC games.. yet). I was contemplating about it passing DRM to the DS if they had some kind of storage card so you wouldn't lose your downloads when you shut the DS off.. preventing you from sending dozens of copies of a game to different DSes permanently.
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Originally Posted by PixyJunket
No, no.. I know the Wii should be able to send stuff to the DS (and they've already said it would.. just not VC games.. yet). I was contemplating about it passing DRM to the DS if they had some kind of storage card so you wouldn't lose your downloads when you shut the DS off.. preventing you from sending dozens of copies of a game to different DSes permanently.
Right, I got ya. Since we haven't heard about any way to tie a DS to a Wii, I imagine there'll have to be some sort of update to a DS for that. I just hope that if that comes, it also includes an update for WPA support.
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Old 11-10-06, 04:21 PM
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I gotta say, watching this Gamespot footage is making me regret not pre-ordering, just in case. Guess I should go get in line now! This looks fun as all hell.
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Old 11-10-06, 04:36 PM
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Did he put the Wii Sports disc in the Excite Truck case, or was that a full-sized case for Wii Sports?
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Old 11-10-06, 04:39 PM
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Did he put the Wii Sports disc in the Excite Truck case, or was that a full-sized case for Wii Sports?
I didn't see that, but I did hear them say before they played Wii Sports that it doesn't come in a full case.
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Old 11-10-06, 04:41 PM
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Ah OK. It must have just been the Excite Truck case.
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Old 11-10-06, 04:48 PM
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Damnation! 9 more days! Well.. 4 work days (which is what I count as waiting). I leave work next Friday at 10:30 AM.. head to Sam's or Best Buy to (maybe) get my (still undecided) HDTV and then drink myself into sleeping until late Saturday night.

I'm taking my Gamecube to Best Buy on Monday to test it out on a few sets.. it looks like it's going to be a battle between the Westinghouse 1080p LCD and a Samsung 720p plasma or DLP. I'm leaning on the Samsung plasma as I can get it at Sam's and upgrade in a couple of months if I wanted to.
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Old 11-10-06, 04:57 PM
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Excite Truck wasn't particularly impressive to me.

Now I'm stopping watching so that nothing in Zelda gets spoiled for me.
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From Joystiq's Wii impressions: http://www.joystiq.com/2006/11/10/wi...sa-de-joystiq/
Update 3: We've got a problem. You see, we've got a fancy HD projector here (Panasonic PTAE 700U). The sensor bar needs to sit under the screen, but the projector sits approximately 145 inches from the projector. The sensor bar has a wire that's only 138 inches long, so we've had to string the sensor bar cable directly across the living room floor in order to get it to the Wii, which sits near the projector. This is not a tenable, long-term setup. This is not a projector-friendly console.
138" = 11.5 feet. That's longer than I was even expecting, but obviously not nearly long enough for some setups. Hopefully they'll release an extension cord for this for those people who want the console back by the projector and/or don't want to run A/V extension cables. I still don't think "only" is a fair assessment of something that is 11.5 feet long.
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Old 11-10-06, 05:58 PM
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There are extension cords for the sensor bar available on Amazon. I already have a really long component cable going from my receiver to my projector, so their "problem" is moot, and unique to their own setup...
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http://www.gizmodo.com/gadgets/home-...ing-213974.php

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Office Max is selling 1GB Wii memory cards for $20 today. You may need to ask for "1GB SD card" though.
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Originally Posted by pinata242
I'm still hoping for a DS firmware update to support WPA now that the Wii does. No good having that if the DS limits my security. That update could add some sort of way to tie a DS to a Wii for that sort of DRM security...
I'm hoping the Wii can at least extend a WPA network to the DS.

Haven't been able to network my DS because I'm not lowering my network security just to play games.
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Old 11-10-06, 08:17 PM
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Nintendo delivered our office's Wii today via a fake NYPD police cruiser with lights flashing. My first impressions...the most fun gameplaying experience I've had in probably 15 years. I was able to bring in Jack Black last week to play a Wii and he said it was the only time he ever sweated playing a game. So everyone agrees...Wii is awesome.
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Originally Posted by pinata242
From Joystiq's Wii impressions: http://www.joystiq.com/2006/11/10/wi...sa-de-joystiq/

138" = 11.5 feet. That's longer than I was even expecting, but obviously not nearly long enough for some setups. Hopefully they'll release an extension cord for this for those people who want the console back by the projector and/or don't want to run A/V extension cables. I still don't think "only" is a fair assessment of something that is 11.5 feet long.
How does wireless sound?
Maxconsole has picked up on a rumor that Nyko is developing a cable-free Wii sensor bar using 2.4GHz wireless technology, with a 30-foot range. The device is expected to retail for $30 and, if it does hit the market, could be the solution to our dilemma (see Update 3). Our bet's on Nintendo snipping the cord for a future sensor bar model too.
Sure it is Nyko and third parties deliver mostly crap, but it may be worth it to some to give it a shot. Doesn't help with release day woes either.
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Old 11-10-06, 09:23 PM
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This guy is showing off his wii. Someone tell him that's not a toy.

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Old 11-10-06, 10:09 PM
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I went to gamestop today to see if they had a playable Kiosk but they didn't even have a setup yet . They did have the Wii section ready to go though. I'll have to check the other places tomorrow.
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Is the system only launching in white?
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Yes. Only white.

We finally got our in-store demo today, and it confirmed everything I felt the Wii was going to be. Even though the only game was ExciteTruck, we had tons of people coming in, crowding around, watching people play, laughing, joking, and having a great time. It was maybe the most fun I ever had in a video game store.
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Old 11-11-06, 02:54 AM
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There was no controller setup at Best Buy yet...only a video with the system encased in glass. It was nice to finally see the system in person though.



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Old 11-11-06, 10:19 AM
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What the hell... not a single store in my area has anything set up at all... i need to finally see this thing in action.

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Over at GameRankings, it says that EGM gave Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz a score of 6.5 out of 10.
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Old 11-12-06, 01:09 AM
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Over at GameRankings, it says that EGM gave Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz a score of 6.5 out of 10.
It says that over on post #14 too.
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